Searching the Cook County, Illinois, death index on FamilySearch reminded me that when searching with the “exact box” unchecked vowels sometimes matter.
The last names of Verikios and Verikos only differ by one letter: a vowel. It’s not even the initial letter where a different letter is more significant. In most sites that have unexact searches, vowels typically are ignored unless they are the first letter. The difficulty I had in finding the death entry for a Peter Verikios in Chicago was a reminder to me that I’ve got to think about vowel droppings in spelling variants when using FamilySearch.
In summary, one would think that if I’ve got the search set up to be unexact that Verikios and Verikos would return the same hits.
Same thing is true for Goldenstein and Goldenstien which I learned some time ago.
These comments only apply to FamilySearch.